The Arizona Republic has done a feature on Roadrunner Espresso in Payson.

If you’re driving through Payson and want to power up for a day’s worth of hiking or fishing, Road-runner Espresso is the place to stop.

The shop, which opened in March, offers sandwiches, muffins and pastries. You can order a deli sandwich any way you like it, choosing from turkey, roast beef or ham, a variety of cheeses and condiments and four types of bread. Sandwiches are $6 ($6.50 for roast beef) and come with chips.

If you prefer a hot lunch, try a sandwich fresh from the press. There are six varieties, including the house special Cuban sandwich, with pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles for $7.

Other hot sandwiches are $6 or $6.50 and also come with chips.

But the sandwiches are a bonus, because Roadrunner Espresso makes great coffee. Don’t miss the mocha, either hot or iced. It has just the right amount of chocolate to give a sweet taste while letting the flavor of the coffee come through. The beans are roasted just right, strong but not bitter. The 16-ounce size is $3.50.

Finally, what else makes a coffee shop worth stopping for? Friendly people and a welcoming atmosphere. Roadrunner Espresso has comfy couches and chairs up front, plus an area with tables and Wi-Fi in the back.

And the efficient baristas seemed genuinely happy to see the customers.

Roadrunner Espresso
511 S. Beeline Highway
Payson, AZ 85541
Phone: (928) 472-7229

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  1. LaNelle

    Great Job Bob!!